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Old 09-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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So wife and son are sick, daughter has homework, I'm too lazy to take the boat out by myself... So figured I'd get some long overdue gun cleaning done.

Tore down the AR-15 and completely cleaned it. Top to bottom, gas tube- the whole enchilada. I can do this in my sleep- that was my service weapon and I was on our shooting team. Firearm is spotless- you could eat off of it (although that would be pretty weird).

Tore down a JC Higgins model 51 .30-06 (which is a FN Mauser action, based on the 98). I recently bought this and had not cleaned it. Last week I shot 40 rounds through it. Disassembled the bolt and cleaned everything. LOT'S of crud in the bolt. Surprised it still functioned. Note to self- disassembling the bolt is a major PITA until you stop and think about it, then it all made sense

Tore down my JC Higgins model 51 .270 (same deal as above). Bolt disassembly and reassembly MUCH easier the second time around, lol. This gun was worse than the .30-06. Lot's of copper fouling, gunk in the bolt. Surprisingly this gun is a TACK driver the way it is. 1/2" groups at 100yds, under 1" at 200 yds. Hope i didn't screw that up by cleaning it, lol. I used Barnes C-10 (or something like that) to clean the barrel. Good stuff. Pretty much dissolved the copper and lead. Better than Hoppes, IMO.

Cleaned my favorite O/U shotgun- Savage 330 20ga (built by Valmet). Didn't disassemble the trigger mech, cause I hear it it's really a pain in the as*. So good spraying with brake cleaner and then light oiling. Ready for grouse and pheasant..

Cleaned a new to me Browning Feather Light O/U Citori 12ga. Eassy peasey cleaning. Nice gun, but still not quite used to it. Really light, and I'm a big swinger- I tend to overshoot my birds with it.

Now going to clean my Ruger Super Blackhawk .44, two Winchester 75 .22's and call it a day. Tomorrow is hunting birds in Whitehall MT.

Yeah- I'm bored

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Old 09-20-2014, 04:59 PM
 
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Thought you were going to say your daughter was having a boy come calling, so it was a good day to clean some firearms....

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Old 09-20-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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I enjoy reloading my own ammo and cleaning/gunsmithing as much as I do shooting. I also am 100% acquainted with my firearms both inside and out. When you can detail strip them all the way down and put them back together, clearing or solving any malfunction issues are cake walk. I always chuckle when a guy has been carrying a weapon for years and still hits the slide stop when he meant to hit the decocker or mag release.

That kind of foolishness will get you killed. You need to be proficient and familiar with every detail to dominate and end a gunfight successfully. It's what make the difference between you and the hood. He has never even shot his, so he is clueless as to how and where it even prints, much less behaves under rapid fire, felt recoil, muzzle blast and flash. How does he even know if it fires and works properly? He doesn't, that's when you step in to show him what a grave mistake he has made going after and targeting you.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:09 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Just finished installing a Big Sky gun rack in the Jeep Cherokee. Nice rack. You can't tell the firearms are there unless you stoop down and look up into the vehicle.




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Old 09-20-2014, 07:15 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
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Thought you were going to say your daughter was having a boy come calling, so it was a good day to clean some firearms....

Ya, well she is 13, and this is Montana.. So I think most boys know daddy has guns. And I think they know my daughter does too, lol.
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Old 09-20-2014, 07:18 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Actually been a good day- cleaned a lot of firearms, installed a gun rack that's been sitting in the garage for 2 months, shot a few prairie dogs with the .22...

Now I'm defrosting some ribeyes and I'm gonna have steak for supper. I'm all packed for hunting tomorrow, so yeah- life is good.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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I have a roof gun rack in my truck. I was coming off the mountain one time and they had a game check set up and were stopping all vehicles. Had two rifles in the rack. Warden came up to my door and looked in the rear window and at the floor and back seat. He then turned to the other warden and said, "none hunter, no guns.". He then waved me on.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: NWA/SWMO
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Cleaning my m4 is an affair for a paper towel, chamber brush, and boresnake. 15 minute job if I've gotten her real dirty shooting suppressed and want it very clean and have a beer or two doing it.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:35 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 25 days ago)
 
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I have a roof gun rack in my truck. I was coming off the mountain one time and they had a game check set up and were stopping all vehicles. Had two rifles in the rack. Warden came up to my door and looked in the rear window and at the floor and back seat. He then turned to the other warden and said, "none hunter, no guns.". He then waved me on.
This is a pretty rock solid gun mount. Made in Bozeman, MT. Took about 1 hour, with the most time spent finding the roof rib where the headliner is secured to. It's a hair short for a really long rifle- It is a Jeep Cherokee after all, but most of my hunting firearms will fit just fine.

Highly recommend Big Sky Mounts. Good, solid, easy to install and it works. Thank-God for Made in the USA.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:07 PM
 
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This is what I have dirty at the present time. It's my FDE GLOCK G-19 9mm. People say GLOCKs this, and GLOCKs that talking trash about them. Guess how many rounds this has through it without even re-lubing, much less cleaning it? Count 'em......1,200 of my reloads.... Precision Delta 124 grain FMJ with 5.1 grains Alliant Power Pistol and a Winchester WSP primers.....mixed cases.!! You know what else? It never missed a beat. Time to clean it, or keep going just to prove a point. I put 1,850 through a G-23 .40 S&W once before I cleaned it. I was using it for training in a combat pistol course. Never so much as hiccuped either.




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